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agony

noun [C/U]  /ˈæɡ·ə·ni/ us  
extreme physical or mental pain or suffering, or a period of such suffering: [U] They put her on painkillers, but they didn’t do enough, and she was in agony.
Translations of “agony”
in Korean 고통…
in Arabic ألَم مُبرِح…
in French agonie, douleur intense…
in Turkish çok yoğun zihinsel/fiziksel ıstırap, sıkıntı…
in Italian dolore estremo, angoscia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (肉體或精神的)極度痛苦…
in Russian агония…
in Polish męczarnia, agonia…
in Spanish agonía…
in Portuguese agonia…
in German die Qual…
in Catalan dolor molt fort…
in Japanese 苦痛, 激しい痛み…
in Chinese (Simplified) (肉体或精神的)极度痛苦…
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